One of the best Valentine’s Day treats we got this year was from Cravings readers. When we asked you to tell us what you’d engrave on a vibrator or inscribe on our factory walls, your submissions were smart, thoughtful, touching, funny, sexy, inspirational, and bold. You truly moved us with what you had to say.Read More
I’m taking a class on mindful parenting, and a recent passage in our assigned reading struck a serious chord. It was about the concept of “the sacred pause,” from a book called Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha by Tara Brach. The idea is that by stopping to “become wholeheartedly present” in the current moment, you open your mind to new possibilities, “increased ability to make choices,” and creative ways to respond to the demands of life.Read More
It’s day 12 of our 14 days of Valentine’s Day, and we have one more contest for you. We’re putting the final touches on our recently renovated offices, and we need your help.
Picture this:Read More
Spoiler alert: This story has a happy ending -- a small run of limited-edition, sterling silver-plated Duets available today only for anyone seeking a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift (or a very special anytime treat)!Read More
If you could personalize a vibrator, what would you have it say? Tell us in the comments -- by 9pm PST tonight (2/4/14) -- and you could win a $160 gift certificate...enough to get an engraved Duet of your own!Read More
From its dark origins to its heavily Hallmarked modern-day self, Valentine’s Day is complicated. Expectations abound whether you’re in a relationship or not, and we all know that for better or for worse, real life usually looks a little different than a greeting card. For the record, we do NOT believe there’s only one way to experience love, sex, and pleasure--despite what the Valentine’s Day machine would have us think. But it IS a holiday about love, sex, and pleasure after all!Read More
I read Casey Johnston’s recent Ars Technica article "Flowchart: How not to design a 'woman's' tech product" with mixed emotions. On the one hand, I agree completely with her core recommendations:
- Don't make it pink.
- Don't *just* make it pretty.
- Don't dumb it down.
“Accidentally ordered sex toys to my parents’ house, need help or some comforting words.”
When I dove into the post that began with those words on the Two X Chromosomes subreddit, I expected hilarity to ensue. What emerged instead was a touching snapshot of the ways in which women, even total strangers, can come together to offer each other genuine care, concern, and support.Read More
Don't fight us on this one --
Get out there, remember these words and have yourself a (seriously) pleasure-filled weekend!Read More
The talented actress and comedian Sasheer Zamata has been getting a lot of well-deserved press this week after being the first black woman to be named to the cast of Saturday Night Live in six years. Cheers to more diversity (despite the still-plodding rate of change), but more importantly, Zamata’s work speaks for itself.
Not familiar with her brand of funny? The 2 ½-minute HBO Should Show Dongs (language may be NSFW) is a priceless example...not to mention a pitch-perfect entreaty for more of another kind of change we’d love to see!
For a mid-week pick-me-up or a just a good laugh, watch Zamata and three friends make their case for more showings of “Grade A man meat" and “a little dude tube on [their] boob tube."
And to you, Sasheer Zamata, congratulations! We look forward to spending some fabulous Saturday nights together.
Credit: College Humor
Want to see more of Sasheer Zamata in action? Funny videos abound on her website.